. . . reversibles #1 and #2 . . .

I like to combine different techniques, try out new things, experiment…

Can you see what is special about those cables ?

It is a mix of reversible stitches like garter stitch and ribbing, of cable knitting and a few aspects from double knitting.

There is no wrong side or no right side. Both sides are showing the cables, but they are mirrored which makes them completely reversible.

There are two patterns: Reversible cabled scarf #1 is based on the same cable as the one used in ‘Evidemment‘. But I reworked it to be used as a reversible cable. It became long scarf with cabling on a garter stitch background on both sides !!

#1 is more difficult to execute than #2: it has right leaning and left leaning cables and they are both worked on right side rows only. What is the right side or the wrong side anyway 😉 – BTW it is good idea to add a removible stitch marker on the right side!!!

Cables to the left are trickier to work because you will need two cable needles.

A few more photos of #1

What you’ll need

Reversible scarf #1
Yardage will depend on length of the scarf
As pictured: ± 700 m / 770 yards of worsted weight yarn
4.5 mm (US 7) straight needles
two cable needles
tapestry needle
2 markers if you wish to place them between charts (optional)

worsted weight or heavy DK weight
The gauge is not crucial but will affect the size of your scarf
gauge of the sample (unblocked): 26 sts and 28.5 rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)

gauge of the sample (blocked and lengthwise stretched)
30 sts and 22 rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)

Size of the sample
at the given gauge (unblocked), width: ± 29 cm / 11½”, length: ± 150 cm / 59”
(blocked and lengthwise stretched), width: ± 25 cm / 9¾”, length: ± 188 cm / 74”


This is Reversible cabled scarf #2 , a very long scarf with cables on a garter stitch background on both sides !!!

This one is easier than scarf #1 because it only uses cabling to the right… BUT the cabling occurs on Wrong sides too.

The pattern follows the charts as worked up in the sample. But you can switch between charts to make a shorter or longer scarf.
You could knit an easy scarf using only chart A throughout. Or you can start with chart A, work chart C and end with chart E skipping charts B and D.

What you’ll need
Reversible scarf #2
Yardage will depend on length of the scarf
As pictured: ± 800 m / 880 yards of DK weight yarn
4 mm (US 6) straight needles
cable needle
tapestry needle
6 markers if you wish to place them between cables (optional)

DK weight
The gauge is not crucial but will affect the size of your scarf
gauge of the sample (unblocked): 27 sts and 30 rows in pattern = 10 x 10 cm (4” x 4”)

at the given gauge, width: ± 23.5 cm / 9¼”
length of the sample: ± 244 cm / 96”

The stitch patterns of both patterns are charted and fully written.

Tech edited by Sue-Cat

No more worries how to wear your cabled scarf, if the good side is up or not.

😀 😀 😀

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. . . fer forgé . . .

Let me present my new pattern to you… It has just been released.

Fer forgé, a cabled pattern inspired by a beautiful ironwork table.

This was my first tryout, but it looked a little too much to me… too many cables and bobbles … So I eliminated a few small cables and bobbles. Below is the new swatch.
I usually don’t know where the inspiration comes from, it just pops up, but this time I do 😀

The slightly oversized, cropped pullover is worked top down and seamlessly in the round.

It starts with the neckband, then a few short rows are worked to shape the back neck, the circular yoke is built up with cables and bobbles.

Similar cable patterns are added to the bottom sides …

and the sleeves…

Sizes: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL / XXXL
finished measurements chest: 35½ / 39¼ / 43¼ / 46 / 50 / 52¾ / 57 “ (90 / 100 / 110 / 117 / 128 / 134 / 145 cm)
Intended to be worn with positive ease (5 to 20 cm / 2” to 8“). Model is wearing M with 16 cm / 6¼” positive ease.

What you’ll need
worsted weight
cropped version
± 900/1000/1050/1150/1250/1350/1400 m (1000/1100/1150/1250/1370/1470/1540 yards)
4.5 mm (US 7) circular needle or size to obtain gauge
4 mm (US 6) circular needle for the neckband
3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle for the cuffs
8 markers

20.5 sts and 28 rows in stockinette stitch with the largest needle

Find out more here

. . . mont blanc . . .

Now that autumn is around the corner it is time to present a pattern to you that I made a while ago, but never showed. I called it ‘mont blanc’ as the colorway I used for it. The yarn is Wollmeise DK in the so called colorway.mont blanc mod 7

The design grew as I was knitting it (top down, of course). The only element that I was sure of is the deep cabled V-neck that starts at the back.

start at the back

A bad photo of the WIP, such a pity I didn’t take more photos of the construction. I got too carried away to see if it works, I guess. Here you see the start of the cables at the back neck. At the right you see the stitches that are picked up & knit to start work the back and right sleeve.

Cropped or longer ? I like it cropped as some kind of sleeveless vest, but making it a bit longer is maybe a better idea.

WIPmont blanc mod 9

Sleeveless ?

or sleeves ? and what kind of sleeves ?

I opted for skinny ribbed sleeves. What do you think ?

A pic of the back 🙂

mont blanc mod 4

One could even make a cardigan of it (instructions included in the pattern) I don’t have pics to share. I am more of a pullover kind of ‘gal’.

Mont blanc is a sleeveless vest … or a pullover with fitted sleeves … or a cardigan … all with a large V-neck and a gentle A-line. The cable panel is first worked bottom up at the back. Then stitches are cast on to work the sleeve caps and from here on, mont blanc is worked top down …

Available for size: XS, S/M, M/L, L/XL and XXL
finished measurements: 36½, 42, 46½, 50, 54 “ (93, 108, 118, 128, 137 cm)
Mont blanc is intended to be worn with lots of positive ease: 15 to 25 cm / 6 to 10”
Model is wearing the M/L size with 26 cm / 10 “ of positive ease.

What you’ll need
DK weight / 8ply
Yardage pullover without sleeves
± 900, 1000, 1100, 1250, 1450 m (990, 1100, 1200, 1360, 1600 yards)
Long sleeves
Add ± 200 to 300 m / 220 to 330 yards
If you make a cardigan you might need a little more.

4 mm (US 6) circular needle and straight needles or size to obtain gauge
3.5 mm (US 4 circular needle
8 markers

20 sts and 30 rows stockinette with
the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

… cannelle …

I discovered this cable-stitch ‘par accident’. I was making a large cable (24sts), dropped my cable needle with the stitches on it, picked it up and accidentily turned it the ‘wrong way’.

Wow, that’s what I call an interesting effect: knits become purls, purls become knits …
It looks like bamboo … or cinnamon sticks …

Cannelle is the french word for cinnamon

A short sleeved tee with assymetric ‘cinnamon cables’
A-line, circular yoke and double rolled collar.
In the round, seamless, top-down
Even worn inside-out — ‘par accident’ or not — it looks quite good.